The primary defence against high cholesterol is to cut back on saturated fat, advises cholesterol charity Heart UK.
Saturated fats are found in many foods, both sweet and savoury. Most of them come from animal sources, including meat and dairy products.
Instead, Heart UK says to opt for unsaturated fats, such as vegetable oils, avocado, nuts and seeds.
“Oily fish are a good source of healthy unsaturated fats, specifically a type called omega-3 fats,” notes the charity.